Update on Program Submissions deadline

The Program Submissions deadline is now moved to Wednesday April 19th. The Action Deadlines for the same have been updated as well. If you are interested in having your team featured in the 2017 Formula North Program Booklet, please send the following to fdsouza@formulanorth.com in a .zip file:

  1. Design Summary of 1200 characters or less.
  2. Team Photo – This should be a photo of your team with the car. Photo size requirements: jpeg format; maximum file size 2000 KB; minimum image size of 1000 pixels.
  3. Three CAD Drawings (similar to what you provide in design reports)
    • FRONT-SCHEMATIC. Photo size requirements: .927 inches wide x .763 inches high; 278 pixels wide X 229 pixels high; 300 ppi
    • SIDE-SCHEMATIC. Photo size requirements: .927 inches wide x .52 inches high; 278 pixels wide X 156 pixels high; 300 ppi
    • TOP-SCHEMATIC. Photo size requirements: .927 inches wide x .1.79 inches high; 278 pixels wide X 537 pixels high; 300 ppi
  4. Complete Vehicle Specifications

Oetiker takes up sponsorship role at FN2017

[Welcome message from Oetiker]

Oetiker welcomes you to the 2017 Formula North event. Vehicle manufacturers around the world are driving today’s and tomorrow’s technological landscape and Formula North is a great opportunity for students to showcase their experience and seek career opportunities in the engineering field.

Oetiker is a global provider of first class connecting solutions for vehicles and mobility is the central pillar of our business. With over 70 years of worldwide experience, we design, test and deliver high quality connections that are simpler, smarter and stronger than ever before. Oetiker is helping vehicle manufacturers and suppliers all over the globe to build the best connected drivetrain, powertrain, exhaust, and airbag systems and many other mission-critical key applications. We cordially invite you to visit us during the 2017 Formula North event; we are looking for talented individuals that will help us continue along our path of success in the vehicular industry.

IMechE CCB renews sponsorship for FN2017

The Formula North competition is pleased to announce that the IMechE Central Canada Branch has renewed its sponsorship of the Formula North competition for the 5th season. The IMechE CCB first joined on our sponsorship panel in 2013 at the Bronze Level and has since supported the competition at the Silver Level. In addition to the monetary contribution, the branch has consistently supported the event at the Career Fair and with judges towards the static events.

SAE Central Ontario returns as Silver Level Sponsor

The SAE Central Ontario section has been a champion supporter of the Formula North event since its planning began in 2010. We are pleased to announce that the SAE Central Ontario section shall be returning as a Silver Level sponsor at Formula North 2017.

Safety Systems Video, A New Optional Action For Electric Teams

Dear Electric Teams at FN2017,

Formula North wants to ensure you a safe competition season. We’ve created a new optional action deadline, due on April 10th 2017 at 11:59 PM EST which consists of a Youtube video. The link has to be sent in the online submission form.

It consists of a short (less than 10 minutes) video clip where are covered demonstrations of the function of a minimum of 5 safety systems. The demonstration of these systems can be done outside of the physical car, on a test bench. The shorter, the better. Video editing is welcome. Here’s a list of systems that can be demonstrated.

– Maintenance plugs (EV3.3.3)

– Arc flash prevention (EV3.3.4)

– Accumulator segments segregation (EV3.4.10)

– AMS voltage sense (EV3.6.2)

– AMS temperature sense (EV3.6.3)

– Pre-charge circuit (EV4.11.1)

– TSAL (EV4.12)

– IMD (EV5.5.4)

– BSPD (EV5.6)

– APPS plausibility check (EV2.3)

– Accumulator charger hand cart with a dead man’s switch (EV8.4.2) 

– Safety equipment listed in EV8.5

This action deadline is not worth any points. However, if you accomplish it on time, you will be able, by example, to use it as a proof of proper project management and safety consideration during your design presentation, and you’ll be eligible for a new Formula North exclusive “design for safety” award.

The online form will feature a check box that, if clicked, would allow us to share the Youtube video link. This would allows you to increase your outreach and your teams visibility (sponsors like it) and for us, it helps promoting the series, our competition and it could be used as an example to other teams. Proper safety does not give teams a competitive edge vs another, hence, please, do not hesitate and click that check box!

According to the teams’ feedback, Formula North will decide whether or not this deadline becomes mandatory in 2018.

If you have any question or comment in regard to this new action deadline or temperature logger, feel free to contact Hugues Marceau at hmarceau@formulanorth.com.

Magna continues for the fifth year as a Silver Level Sponsor

Formula North is glad to announce that Magna International will continue its sponsorship of the Formula North competition for the sixth year in the row. Magna International, Formula North’s first corporate sponsor in 2012, began its contribution at the Bronze Level and then continued into the Silver Level from 2013 onwards. The competition truly benefits from Magna’s involvement, both on the sponsorship front and on the recruitment front at the Career Fair on-site.

Hotel rate at Residences & Conference Centre

Dear Teams attending FN2017, Residence and Conference Centre- Barrie a.k.a Georgian College residences are offering the same rate as last year for Formula North teams of $65+HST. No breakfast will be included this year onwards.

If you have any questions about booking pllease contact them directly and they would be glad to assist you.
Email: rglassier@stayrcc.com

Note: Do not go through third party websites to make reservations at the Residences & Conference Centre- Barrie. You may not get the same rate.

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